Recent Publications

PROFESSOR CARTER OCTOBER PRESENTATION SLIDES - Fuwairit and the Former Capitals of Qatar



December 2012: Chairman’s Message; Newsletter Editor’s Message; QNHG News; Speaker Profile: Michael Grunwell - Dragonflies and Damselflies of Qatar; Prof. Moain Sadeq - Architecture and Art in transition: from Pre-Islamic to Islamic periods; Rambles: Sailing to Banana Island, Jazirat Bin Ghannam (Purple Island), Visit to Sand Dunes; Author's Corner: Discovering QatarFrances GillespieCommon Birds of QatarHanne Eriksen, Jens Eriksen and Frances Gillespie



HISTORY OF THE QNHG 1978 - 2013, by Frances Gillespie: View/Download
Articles About the QNHG: We now have a special page for articles about the QNHG.


Previous Publications: 
Newsletters, 2009 - 2012 seasons:

May 2012 Newsletter  Announcements; Hedgehogs of Qatar; Consider a trip to Ethiopia; Cia Guo-Qiang: Saraab at the Mathaf Arab Museum; A Trip to South Africa; Visit to the Arabian Oryx Breeding Centre; Colour from the Sea; Lecture Programme; Pearls and the Making of the Arabian Gulf; Protecting Yemen's Leopards: Origins, Challenges, Successes; End-of-Season Luncheon & tour of Sheikh Faisal's Museum; QNHG Souk; Steering Committee vacancies

October 2011 Newsletter:  Welcome from the new Chair; reserve your spot on the Italy and Vatican City trip for November 2011 (Eid al-Adha); summary from Jordan trip; Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia book added to QNHG library; Announcements; Spring and Summer birding summary; 2010-11 Rambles summary; Upcoming lecture programmes; Fran's bookstall; Marine turtle conservation project; Steering Committee vacancies

April 2011 Newsletter: Articles on Cambodia (Siem Reap), QNHG programmes, Rambles, Birding, a Cave in the Middle of Doha 
February 2011  Newsletter:   Articles on Vietnam, QNHG programmes, Rambles and Field Trips and Birding News


September 2010 Newsletter:   Articles on Qatar archeology, the Dhow (Mastery of the Monsoon), a new species of dragonfly documented in Qatar and Birding News.


May 2010 Newsletter:   The theme is Archeology and there are articles on the Pearldivers of Qatar, Ethiopian Hedgehogs and Birding News. 


March 2010 Newsletter:   Dragonflies and Damselflies of Qatar, Milkweeds of Qatar, Amphisbaenid record for Qatar, Birding News from the Qatar Bird Club, information on our Lecture and Rambles programmes


December 2009 Newsletter:  The Qatar Caper (Capparis spinosa); Special Places in Qatar; International Travel: Jordan, Turkey, and Bird Island - Seychelles; Birding News from the Qatar Bird Club, information on our Lecture and Rambles programmes


October 2009 Newsletter: Archaeology of Qatar highlighted at the British Museum; Safety First in the Sea & on Land; Dhow Trip Report; Birding News from Qatar Bird Club, information on our Lecture and Rambles programmes


Information about our Overseas Trips Program (Turkey, Jordan & Croatia ), Green Infrastructure, the Eriksens, QNHG Library News, Birding News from Qatar Bird Club, MALDIVES WHALE SHARK RESEARCH PROGRAMME, International Year of Astronomy, Lecture programme and Ramble programme for next season, Situations Vacant! and MORE in the June 2009 Newsletter

Owl pellets, the Islamic Fort of Ruwaydha, bird rambles, the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme and  much more are featured in the March 2009 Newsletter
The Qatar Bird List (compiled for the Qatar Bird Club)  is still under construction and will be posted here as soon as it is completed.

Special Publications:



Newsletters, 2007- 2008 Season: 
 October 2007
 January 2008
 Spring 2008
 Summer 2008


Newsletters, 2006- 2007 Season: 
 December 2006
 February 2007
 April 2007
 March 2007